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HOW THE GHOSTLIGHT THEATRE CAME TO BE

The brainchild of tenor Paul Mow, The GhostLight Theatre is a collaboration of local performing artists, business people, arts supporters, and enthusiastic audience members. For years, Paul had a dream for a community-based theatre and, after partnering with Marty Hesse, the dream took form. In 2018, GhostLight Productions, Inc formed, raised capital and purchased an industrial building in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Plans for creating a “black-box"-style theatre started to take shape.

 

The doors opened in 2019 to an exciting inaugural season packed with moving performances, community meetings, fundraisers, and talkbacks. GhostLight also hosted CircEsteem, a Chicago-based kid's summer program...that helps build self-esteem and respect through learning circus-themed arts. 

 

The GhostLight Theatre is honored to be the 2019 recipient of the Golden Acorn Award for Arts and Innovation from the Berrien Community Foundation. 

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Paul Mow

Artistic Director & Co-Founder

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Martha Hesse

Co-Founder

VISION

To create events where children and adults are more than observers, and become active participants in the creation and exploration of a variety of performance media.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LEADERSHIP TEAMS

Board of Directors

Brett Lutz, Chair

Roni Buckley, Vice Chair

James Kalabokis, Treasurer

Mary Lynn, Secretary

 

Patrick Duffy
Jeff Dunlap
Ben Frey
Chokwe Pitchford
Willa Perlmutter 
Carol Sizer
LaToya Turner
Kristen Wielenga

 

Paul Mow, Artistic Director

Interested in joining one of our leadership teams?

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